We are excited to collaborate with Greenwich University, Lewisham Southwark College and Greenwich Market. Let’s look at some of the events planned and meet the partners…
We are joining forces with Greenwich Market, London’s only market set within a World Heritage site, to stage a two-day ‘paint jam’ scheduled for Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 September. Open to all ages, this dynamic event offers a chance to try fan-making and watch internationally renowned street artists including RUN and Sr. X paint live.
Jennifer Hall Thompson, Head PR, Greenwich Market said: 'Greenwich Market is pleased to support this innovative project with a hands-on street art collaboration. As London’s leading designer maker arts and crafts market, we are supportive of events such as this which will both educate and inspire visitors to both the Market and Greenwich.'
Lewisham Southwark College
School groups and students at Lewisham Southwark College will get the chance to enter a fan design competition with a difference: street artist Nathen Bowen will be painting live and inspiring attendees to decorate their very own ‘street fans’. In addition, project fan maker Sylvain Le Guen will lead a special masterclass for LSC creative students and take part in a Q&A session with curator, Jacob Moss.
Sonia Furley, Head of Student Recruitment and Marketing, LSC said: 'Lewisham Southwark College are excited to be part of Street Fans. This exciting project will not only open our students’ eyes to the world of fan-making, but also how skilled any style of art is – including modern styles such as street art. For our workshop sessions, we’re inviting local schools to come and create their own street fans whilst watching the professionals at work, and getting tips for their creations. Our Q&A masterclass will be open to anyone with an interest in the artistic and creative sectors – including university students and local businesses. As a large local college in south and east London, we hope to inspire young minds into thinking that they can achieve their creative dreams.'
Students at Greenwich University are in for an exciting two days at the beautiful riverside Heritage Gallery, where two street artists will paint murals alongside a series of fan-making workshops led by the Fan Museum’s expert tutors.
Donate today and help us bring to life this series of inspired events, integral to the project’s aim of connecting audiences to the heritage craft of fan-making.